The word around the internet the other day is that Vampire Academy is getting a new TV show, which “yay”, I’m always excited about book adaptations but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly bitter about the movie.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bitter because it was a bad movie that was totally unrecognisable to the original novel. I’m bitter because there was no sequel!!!
In my opinion Vampire Academy (2014) was by far one of the top tier book to film adaptations. After watching for the first time I was hooked. I went on to watch it again and again, and even got the entire book series, (which I still haven’t read the last 2 books of).
They had the perfect cast in Zoey Deutch as Rose and Lucy Fry as Lissa. After the release of this movie I would search for any information about the sequel for a good year or so. I think I even set a google alert. The sequel, Frostbite, was my favourite book of what I’ve so far read and I was excited to see an adaptation of that but alas …
I suppose the downfall of this movie might have been the time of it’s release. I’m sure most of us were well and truly burnt-out by the time this was released. Which is a shame.
Speaking of vampire burnout, Julie Plec is apparently producing/writing/in charge of this new show for Peacock. Plec is best known for being the creator of the Vampire Diaries. She’s literally made a name for herself by making vampire shows and I can respect that.
Despite the fact that this show probably won’t even come out for another few years … I did pick up the first book and randomly started reading it when I heard this news. Like I said, I have read the first 4 books, still have 2 to go and this is a series I really would like to finish so maybe now is the time. And by “now” I mean over the course of the next couple of years.
I’d love to know your thoughts and feelings on this new announcment. Have you read any of the Vampire Acadmey books? Have you watched the movie? Will you be watching the show in like, 2023??
This post falls into the “this could have been a conversation but I have no book nerd friends” category but thanks for reading :))